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Track Worker

High School

The salary not being exposed by the employer provides an opportunity for negotiation. While the job is currently based in Atlanta, the company is open to hiring remote workers who meet the qualifications. If you're looking for a job that offers more work flexibility and variety, full time work might be a good option. December 3, 2023 marked the start of the job posting for Track Worker, which will end on March 1, 2024. If you are interested in this job, it is essential to have completed High School.

Job Summary
Work as a member of a crew to install new railroad track, maintain existing track and right-of-way. Employees must be able to meet and comply with the manufacturer's weight limitation safety rating and recommendations for any equipment associated with performing their duties, including the 300 lb. safety rating for ladders (both portable and affixed) and fall arrest equipment.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Participate in group discussions including unit meetings, job briefings, safety meetings or process reviews
  • Remove and replace track and track components (e.g. ties, rails, bars, etc.)
  • Replace or repair track switches with specific components
  • Slide and align tie plates
  • Drill holes through rails for insertion of bolts and tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends or rails together
  • Correct deviations in track surface, alignment and gauge
  • Cut rails to specific lengths
  • Receive instructions, requests, orders, and information from posted bulletins, memorandums, rules and regulation manuals
  • Adjust, lift and roll rails
  • Sort track material for loading and unloading
  • Install and repair street and railroad crossings
  • Cut brush and vegetation from the right-of-way
  • Spray switches, angle bars and joints with oil for lubrication
  • Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager

Pay Rate
Entry Rates: 90% First year - $30.31/hr. 95% Second year - $32.00/hr. 100% Third year - $33.68/hr.

You will attend two weeks training in Atlanta, GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (Class A or Class B) within 60 days of hire

Preferred Qualifications

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  • One or more years of outside work exp (e.g. construction, heavy equipment op, farming,etc)
  • Welding experience
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A with Airbrake Endorsement

Physical Requirements

  • Heavy work, lifting up to 60 pounds occasionally and up to 85 pounds on a rare basis
  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/crawl/balance/climb
  • Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis
  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection

Basic Competencies

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
  • Basic Math

Job Requirements

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, or safety-toe boots
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
  • Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinations
  • Must successfully pass probationary period
  • This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and membership is req.
  • May require regional travel
  • Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including a drug test

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